Friday, September 19, 2008

Can Magic Fairies Save America?

Forget about the war on terror, forget about the dire economy, this story in Time does not bode well for the future of America.

When asked "Have you ever been protected by a guardian angel?" 55% of respondents said "yes!". Where is Richard Dawkins when you really need him? One of the contributors to the story says that this study suggests that "Americans live in an enchanted world" and engage in "casual mysticism".

Perhaps that helps explain the dire state of affairs! Why rely on instituting a decent government when you can count on magic fairies to look after you? This reinforces my point that dogma is one of the greatest threats to democracy and decent government.